[quote]Professor X wrote:
Getting my first bike this weekend, wanted to get some opinions.
Have the option to get a ninja 250, 2007 less then 500 miles for around 2700 dollars
A 2003 Ninja 600 with a lil over 6000 miles for 3500 dollars.
The 600 is sick but i am leaning towards the 250 since it is my first bike. I have been riding dirtbikes my whole life, but nothing bigger than a 150, so i am a little hesitant on the 600, any opinions?
Side note, what is a good bike lock?
Do NOT get the biggest fucking bike as your first. I know you will hear that you should from others, but very often these people have dropped their own or they don’t even ride regularly.
I got a 600 as my first bike. I got out all of the kinks on that bike. I now have a CBR1000 and there is no way in hell I would have been ready for that as my first ride. It’s like a rocket compared to the YZFR6.
Lastly, your overall body size has much to do with it as well. If you weigh over 250lbs, getting a 600 WILL get old really fast. It won’t if you only weigh 160.[/quote]
I def. Disagree
When I bought the 250 I didnt expect to ride much but once I started riding I couldnt stop but i coulnt afford a bigger bike. I ended up commuting on the 250 when I had a summer internship in detroit. Talk about scary try going 80 (top speed of the 250 is about 100 if you can get it that high) on 94 during rush hour in detroit.
Basically I had to ride it wide open everywhere. A bigger bike would have actually given me more power to avoid giant lifted trucks and busted caddies as well as shovels that fall off landscaping trucks.
The big bikes power is really humbling and you learn really fast to be careful.
You just gotta remember its all you. You control the bike, like I said before I can ride my 100 slower than the 250, in fact its prob easier because of the torque I don’t even have to really rev the 1100 to pull away.
Do what you want but i would start with at least a 600. Just don’t be a squid with some ridiculously loud exhaust wearing just a helmet and t-shirt and shorts. You will actually look full homo.